Board of directors
Appointed to the Board in October 2015, becoming Chairman in May 2020.
Gile’s former roles include chief financial officer at the University of Oxford, Group
finance director at Amersham plc, Arther Anderson & Co and non-executive director roles at
BTG plc, Victrex plc, Elan Corporation Inc and Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc. Giles is a
non-executive director of Senior plc, Abcam plc and Arix Bioscience plc.
Appointed to the Board in October 2009, Chairman in May 2015, Executive Chairman in
December 2019 and Chief Executive in May 2020.
Nick retired as chairman of Nomura in 2012 after more than 25 years in investment
management and banking. His career started as an analyst and fund manager at Mercury Asset
Management before moving to Cazenove, where he spent the majority of his career and was a
partner prior to incorporation and a vice chairman of JP Morgan Cazenove. He was previously
a non-executive director of Strutt & Parker and Picton Property Income Limited and senior
independent director at Primary Health Properties plc, prior to its merger with MedXplc.
Appointed to the Board in May 2017 becoming Senior Independent Director in May 2020.
Rakesh started his career as an electronic design engineer at Marconi in 1983 before moving
to Dowty as chief engineer in 1989. He was chief executive of Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc
("Ultra") having previously held several senior and management positions within Ultra and
has managed businesses and divisions across the full range of that company’s wide portfolio
including in the b2b fintech sector
Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2015.
Gill has held senior strategy, marketing and business development positions at the Co-op,
John Lewis, Kingfisher, MasterCard and KPMG. She was previously a nonexecutive director of
Morgan Sindall plc and currently chairs the Customer Challenge Group for Severn Trent Water
plc. Gill is a non-executive director of McCarthy & Stone plc, N Brown Group plc and
Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2019.
Ben has previously served as CIO of Morrisons plc and Whitbread plc and has held various
senior information technology roles at Tesco plc. He is currently global chief information
officer of Ahold Delhaize.